April 10, 2012, ERIE, PA — As Pennsylvania injury lawyers who headquarter our practice in northwest Pennsylvania, the annual Law Day celebration in Erie is an important date on our calendar. This year, the annual Law Day luncheon will be held May 4 at the Bayfront Convention Center and we are happy to share details of the event with you.
The program is titled “Picking Cotton” and the featured speakers are a man wrongly convicted of rape but later cleared by DNA evidence and the woman whose false testimony caused to him to spend 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Ronald Cotton was identified by police as a suspect in Jennifer Thompson’s rape and his photo was shown to Ms. Thompson, who picked him as the man who’d committed the crime. She testified against him at trial, identifying him as her assailant, and he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Eleven years later, DNA evidence proved he was not the man who’d committed the crime and he was released from prison.
Ms. Thompson reached out to him to apologize and the two began an unlikely relationship as friends, authors and speakers who travel the country telling their story of witness error, the justice system and forgiveness.
Tickets to the luncheon are $25 and seats can be reserved by contacting the Erie County Bar Association at 814-454-3111 or go to the ECBA Website for more information.
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At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. we are local Northwest Pennsylvania injury lawyers who are committed to educating people about Pennsylvania injury and accident law, including car accident and medical malpractice cases. In addition to the articles and videos that are available to you here on our Pennsylvania law website we’ve also authored a book that we offer for free to people who’ve been injured in Pennsylvania car crashes. In “The Ultimate Guide to Pennsylvania Car Accident Cases: A Roadmap to Justice ” we explain all the ins and outs of Pennsylvania car accidents, from the car insurance you buy, to what to do after an accident to how to choose the right Pennsylvania lawyer for you and your case.
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